Central European Studies
The study programme offers a Bachelor’s degree in the study of foreign languages of the Central European area and intercultural studies of the Central European region.
In the course of study, emphasis is placed on the practical acquisition of the languages of Central Europe and its contemporary socio-cultural issues. Graduates of the study programme have a command of at least three foreign languages of the region (choice between Hungarian, German, Polish and Slovenian). Language training also focuses on the basic knowledge of translation procedures and techniques of simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. Students learn to translate written texts in everyday communication in both translational directions, to interpret everyday speech in both directions and to perform culturally oriented guiding services. During their study, they learn about intercultural communicative behaviour. At the same time, they acquire basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in linguistics and literary studies. They have an overview of the history and culture of the Central European region. During their Bachelor’s study they can attend monthly language courses or semester stays in Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria and Slovenia, which are implemented through the scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic or with the contribution of European mobility support programmes (CEEPUS, Erasmus). After successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree, they can continue their study in the Central European Studies study programme at the Master’s degree level. The intercultural dimension of education is ensured, among other things, by the participation of lecturers from the V4 countries.
On the labour market, the graduate will find employment as a cultural and educational worker within the lower level of the organisation of state and local government, in contact with foreign clientele in the development of cultural and economic relations with foreign countries, or may choose to work as a freelance registered interpreter or translator.
The language of instruction for the programme is English. A good command of English at the B2 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages is a prerequisite for successful completion of the course.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
As the study programme is conducted in English and is also open to foreign applicants, the only entrance examination for this study programme will be the English language test of the National Comparative Exam, which is provided by www.scio.cz, s. r. o.